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Platini Confirms Fifa Presidency Bid
 
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29-Jul-2015  
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Michel Platini says Fifa needs to "turn over a new leaf" after confirming he will be a candidate to be the next president of football's governing body.

The 60-year-old Uefa president has received indications of support from four continental confederations.

Polling for the election takes place on 26 February, with Sepp Blatter standing down following a corruption crisis.

Potential candidate Prince Ali Bin al-Hussein has said in a statement: "Platini is not good for Fifa."

Former France international Platini said when announcing his candidacy: "I weighed up the future of football alongside my own future."

Swiss Blatter, 79, has been in charge of Fifa since 1998.

The election will be held in Zurich at an emergency congress attended by the Fifa member associations.

Candidates have until 26 October to be nominated.
 
 
 
Source: BBC
 
 

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